Coats-Erwin Middle

Summary:

Coats-Erwin Middle is a public middle school located in Dunn, North Carolina, serving grades 6-8 with a student population of 606. The school is part of the Harnett County Schools district, which is ranked 190 out of 243 districts in North Carolina and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Coats-Erwin Middle consistently underperforms compared to the state and district averages in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subjects. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in mathematics ranged from 23.7% to 27.8%, compared to the state averages of 44.8% to 52.3%. Similarly, in reading, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 35.9% to 39.8%, compared to the state averages of 49.3% to 51%. The school has a more diverse student population compared to some nearby schools, with a higher percentage of Hispanic and African American students. Additionally, Coats-Erwin Middle has a significantly higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, with 67.82% of students in this category in 2022-2023, compared to the nearby schools, which range from 29.21% to 99.27%.

Coats-Erwin Middle has consistently ranked in the bottom half of North Carolina middle schools, with a ranking of 639 out of 784 in 2022-2023 and a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. This is significantly lower than the nearby schools, such as Pine Forest Middle and Swift Creek Middle, which have higher rankings and ratings. The school's declining academic performance and disparities in subgroup outcomes suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to address the unique needs of its student population and improve overall educational outcomes.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2833 NC Hwy 55E
       Dunn, NC  28334


(910) 230-0300

District: Harnett County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
639th of 784 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,076 Help


Students who attend Coats-Erwin Middle usually attend:

High:    Triton High

Feeder schools for Coats-Erwin Middle:

Elementary:    Coats Elementary
    Erwin Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  17.8 Help
Number of students:  606

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.9%
Hispanic:
33.0%
African American:
19.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Coats-Erwin Middle ranks worse than 81.5% of middle schools in North Carolina. It also ranks last among 6 ranked middle schools in the Harnett County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Coats-Erwin Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.9%), Hispanic (33%), African American (19%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Coats-Erwin Middle is 17.8, which is the highest among 6 middle schools in the Harnett County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Coats-Erwin Middle is $8,076. 3 middle schools in the Harnett County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Coats-Erwin Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Coats-Erwin Middle 639th of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Coats-Erwin Middle in the ranking list.)

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Harnett County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Harnett County Schools 190th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Coats-Erwin Middle

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Rank History for all students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 44.10 396th 598 33.8%
2007 49.81 366th 606 39.6%
2008 43.64 388th 620 37.4%
2009 41.39 430th 630 31.7%
2010 28.21 517th 640 19.2%
2011 30.26 511th 648 21.1%
2012 31.03 512th 662 22.7%
2013 46.34 353rd 673 47.5%
2014 33.80 411th 627 34.4%
2015 34.49 482nd 705 31.6%
2016 33.20 475th 692 31.4%
2017 40.77 435th 694 37.3%
2018 45.22 404th 691 41.5%
2019 52.88 356th 737 51.7%
2021 35.23 468th 741 36.8%
2022 30.44 560th 786 28.8%
2023 22.61 639th 784 18.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.19 196th 221 11.3%
2019 37.11 161st 237 32.1%
2021 40.30 146th 248 41.1%
2022 52.92 116th 283 59.0%
2023 34.94 210th 302 30.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.62 86th 151 43.0%
2019 36.18 132nd 211 37.4%
2021 55.04 52nd 236 78.0%
2022 46.78 131st 312 58.0%
2023 25.75 267th 318 16.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.88 315th 604 47.8%
2019 57.19 236th 639 63.1%
2021 41.24 359th 633 43.3%
2022 28.50 529th 689 23.2%
2023 24.32 597th 735 18.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.29 372nd 656 43.3%
2019 55.01 311th 684 54.5%
2021 35.46 447th 706 36.7%
2022 34.12 489th 733 33.3%
2023 25.86 568th 731 22.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.43 249th 475 47.6%
2019 47.28 230th 504 54.4%
2021 22.91 434th 478 9.2%
2022 22.71 395th 449 12.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.77 205th 416 50.7%
2021 46.80 304th 448 32.1%
2022 48.29 303rd 450 32.7%
2023 29.44 406th 452 10.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.87 436th 665 34.4%
2019 47.50 384th 697 44.9%
2021 34.70 457th 711 35.7%
2022 24.22 586th 748 21.7%
2023 17.63 645th 747 13.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.77 245th 494 50.4%
2019 38.59 337th 519 35.1%
2021 24.46 438th 533 17.8%
2022 21.58 477th 550 13.3%
2023 17.46 512th 559 8.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.77 333rd 472 29.4%
2019 52.15 214th 493 56.6%
2021 32.22 377th 522 27.8%
2022 31.10 400th 541 26.1%
2023 16.26 510th 553 7.8%
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Rank History for White students at Coats-Erwin Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.18 374th 596 37.2%
2019 51.09 305th 624 51.1%
2021 36.33 401st 632 36.6%
2022 27.76 516th 658 21.6%
2023 22.84 544th 656 17.1%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Coats-Erwin Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 448 157 1 43 4 n/a n/a 0 653
2002 448 178 0 71 1 n/a n/a 0 698
2003 448 178 0 71 1 n/a n/a 0 698
2004 454 191 0 59 2 n/a n/a 0 706
2005 432 184 0 60 7 n/a n/a 0 683
2006 418 166 1 66 3 n/a n/a 0 654
2007 406 152 1 83 5 n/a n/a 12 659
2008 411 141 0 84 5 n/a n/a 16 657
2009 415 160 0 98 3 n/a n/a 0 676
2010 409 163 1 114 3 n/a n/a 0 690
2011 379 137 0 126 4 0 16 0 662
2012 359 126 0 114 8 0 18 0 625
2013 381 138 0 147 3 0 23 0 692
2014 377 142 0 155 5 0 31 0 710
2015 387 123 0 168 8 0 36 0 722
2016 355 123 0 144 7 0 36 0 665
2017 333 109 1 145 5 0 40 0 633
2018 324 111 0 153 3 0 41 0 632
2019 331 112 0 176 7 0 33 0 659
2020 336 112 0 188 9 0 40 0 685
2021 327 106 0 195 7 0 30 0 665
2022 289 116 0 192 4 0 27 0 628
2023 260 115 0 200 3 0 28 0 606

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Coats-Erwin Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 653 0.0 0.0 36.8
2002 698 48.0 14.5 53.2
2003 698 48.0 14.5 53.2
2004 706 48.0 14.7 51.4
2005 683 44.0 15.5 54.3
2006 654 45.0 14.5 n/a
2007 659 43.8 15.0 62.6
2008 657 45.0 14.6 52.4
2009 676 46.1 14.7 53.8
2010 690 43.7 15.7 54.5
2011 662 42.2 15.6 59.5
2012 625 43.8 14.2 61.3
2013 692 44.7 15.4 66.2
2014 710 48.8 14.5 67
2015 722 45.0 16.0 65.4
2016 665 41.0 16.2 66.3
2017 633 40.0 15.8 65.2
2018 632 38.0 16.6 60
2019 659 37.0 17.8 62.1
2020 685 37.3 18.3 59.6
2021 665 37.4 17.7 49.6
2022 628 36.0 17.4 37.6
2023 606 34.0 17.8 67.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Coats-Erwin Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 653 0.0 0.0 36.8
2002 698 48.0 14.5 53.2
2003 698 48.0 14.5 53.2
2004 706 48.0 14.7 51.4
2005 683 44.0 15.5 54.3
2006 654 45.0 14.5 n/a
2007 659 43.8 15.0 62.6
2008 657 45.0 14.6 52.4
2009 676 46.1 14.7 53.8
2010 690 43.7 15.7 54.5
2011 662 42.2 15.6 59.5
2012 625 43.8 14.2 61.3
2013 692 44.7 15.4 66.2
2014 710 48.8 14.5 67
2015 722 45.0 16.0 65.4
2016 665 41.0 16.2 66.3
2017 633 40.0 15.8 65.2
2018 632 38.0 16.6 60
2019 659 37.0 17.8 62.1
2020 685 37.3 18.3 59.6
2021 665 37.4 17.7 49.6
2022 628 36.0 17.4 37.6
2023 606 34.0 17.8 67.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Coats-Erwin Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $555 (6.9%) $7,520 (93.1%) $8,076

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Coats-Erwin Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 356th of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 639th of 784 Middle schools
 33.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Coats-Erwin Middle)68.927.4
 41.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Harnett County Schools)53.435.2
 18.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.852.3
 6.5%
6th Grade Reading (Coats-Erwin Middle)67.138.4
 28.7%
   6th Grade Reading (Harnett County Schools)5638
 18%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Coats-Erwin Middle)58.627.8
 30.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Harnett County Schools)51.235.2
 16%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Coats-Erwin Middle)48.935.9
 13%
   7th Grade Reading (Harnett County Schools)50.840.5
 10.3%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Coats-Erwin Middle)55.623.7
 31.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Harnett County Schools)4533.3
 11.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.644.8
 7.8%
8th Grade Reading (Coats-Erwin Middle)43.939.8
 4.1%
   8th Grade Reading (Harnett County Schools)45.739
 6.7%
   8th Grade Reading (North Carolina)55.651
 4.6%
8th Grade Science (Coats-Erwin Middle)74.159.2
 14.9%
   8th Grade Science (Harnett County Schools)72.965.9
 7%
   8th Grade Science (North Carolina)78.670.3
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students659606
 8%
African American112115
 2.7%
American Indian73
 57.1%
Asian00
Hispanic176200
 13.6%
Pacific Islander00
White331260
 21.5%
Two or More Races3328
 15.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.1%67.8%
 5.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Coats-Erwin Middle

Coats-Erwin Middle ranks in the bottom 18.5% of North Carolina middle schools.

Students at Coats-Erwin Middle are 43% White, 33% Hispanic, 19% African American, 5% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 606 students attended Coats-Erwin Middle.

Students who attend Coats-Erwin Middle usually go on to attend Triton High


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